Pattison Career Center

Lab Technician

Wage ranges from $38,600 -48,100- Based on Experience (PSC offers a $2.00/HR Night Shift Differential)

Lab Technicians are skilled workers that perform production sample analysis. They are responsible for maintaining production samples, tracking the results electronically and communicating with the loadout & plant operators any samples issues or concerns.

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The Position at a glance

Education Requirments
High school diploma and a minimum 2 years’ experience, see Education & Experience section below.
Credentials & Licenses

Part 48 MSHA required. Training available onsite. All Pattison employees must hold a valid Driver’s License.

Shift Information
Night Shift Rotation Available (12 hour Shifts)– See Shift Details below
Benefits & Incentives
Full Benefits Package & Quarterly Safety Incentive. See Benefits Section below for more details

Detailed Position Information

This is an excellent career opportunity with a well-established, solid company, with outstanding benefits. If this sounds like something that might interest you, we encourage you to apply now! It could truly change your life!

Primary Responsibilities
  • icon Maintains hourly production samples and tracks production results.
  • icon Qualifies all samples. Tests plant feed, waste product, and Wet & Dry plant products.
  • icon Collects samples from trucks, rail cars or barges being shipped and performs analysis on sample to ensure compliance with quality standards.
  • icon Ensures proper upkeep and calibration of lab instruments and sampling/testing
  • icon Maintains database of lab sample processing data..
  • icon Trains other employees to perform all basic Quality Control functions and ensures all testing is completed in accordance with established procedures.
  • icon Follows all MSHA standards
  • icon Performs other duties to support plant & loadout operations as needed
Working Conditions & Expectations
  • icon Must be able to safely wear a half face mask
  • icon Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • icon Must be able to work 12 hour shifts
  • icon Considerable stairs climbing
  • icon Ability to lift and carry 25lbs
Shift Details

Rotation schedules are 84 hours bi-weekly (20 of the 84 hours are paid out an OVERTIME rate of 1 ½) Rotation Schedule:

  • icon Week 1- Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (60 hrs/ 20 paid overtime)
  • icon Week 2- Wednesday, Thursday (24 hrs)
  • icon Proficient spoken and written English
  • icon Must possess a valid Driver’s License
  • icon High School diploma, applicants with a 2 year technical degree or previous experience will be given priority.
  • icon Proficient computer and data entry skills
  • icon Ability to accurately handle numerical analysis
  • icon Must be willing to work in a team environment and in close quarters with another lab partner.
Education & Experience
High school diploma or a GED equivalent qualification, 3-5 years’ experience in mine/quarry preferred
Benefits & Advancement
Pattison Sand Company offers a comprehensive benefit program! Some of the benefits include:
  • icon Quarterly Incentive Program
  • icon Paid Time Off
  • icon Affordable Health, Life, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • icon 401k with Matching

Advancement Opportunities: Pattison Sand Company encourages and sponsors internal and external training to develop employees’ skills in order to promote from within the company.

Disclosure & Important policies

Apply for this exciting career position now!

This could be the start of an exciting career with Pattison Sand Company!


We offer excellent benefits to our employees such as paid time off, education assistance, and more. These are just a few of the numerous benefits and perks enjoyed by of our employees.

About Pattison

The Pattison family has, for their entire 60-year history, consistently proven their commitment to their customers, employees, their community and the environment.

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Contact Information

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Pattison Sand Company, LLC
701 1st Street
Clayton, IA 52049
  (563) 964-2860
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